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Day Hike - Newberry Hill Heritage Park

Explore the wilderness wonderland of 1300 acre Newberry Hill Heritage Park, hiking the best eight of its 13 miles of trails, through old growth forests and past multiple lakes and beaver ponds on a loop route, and having a trail lunch by a picturesque lake.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 250 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 350 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 9 AM at the Silverdale Burger King, 9770 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, reached from Tacoma by driving west and then north on SR 116, continuing north on SR 3, exiting eastbound at Newberry Hill Road, left at the roundabout onto Silverdale Way NW northbound, finding Burger King on your right after a short drive.  We are meeting there because there are no restrooms at the trailhead. 

From Burger King we will caravan to the trailhead parking lot, reached by heading south on Silverdale Way NW, right onto NW Newberry Hill Road and left on Tieton Pl NW, where we park in the parking lot before reaching the gate leading to Klahowya Secondary School.  Maps of the park are available at a kiosk by the trailhead and on the Kitsap Parks website.

The hike will take a meandering route designed to allow us to explore the most scenic parts of the park.  Our lunch stop will be at a viewpoint overlooking the largest and most impressive lake in the park.

We'll have an optional refreshment stop on the drive home.



Newberry Hill Heritage Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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